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California hotels and communities are hosting people’s pets and offering free or discounted housing to help those impacted by wildfires

A member of the Airbnb Open Homes program. 

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A member of the Airbnb Open Homes program.
  • While wildfires burn across California, communities and hospitality organizations are coming together to help house evacuees.

  • Some areas are opening up more hotel rooms and lodging to evacuees, and others are offering reduced rates to those in need.

  • Airbnb is also offering free shelter through its Open Homes program, and Wag Hotels will host furry friends.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

As wildfires continue to burn across California, local communities are coming together to offer evacuees steeply discounted lodging at hotels and opening up their

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To help working parents, this employer offers free on-site tutoring for kids

When schools abruptly closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, California resident Laura Smith found herself in the same position as millions of working parents: juggling a full-time job while teaching her children.

“What I realized is it’s a full-time job to do the distance learning, and then you’re working at the same time,” she told TODAY. “I’m not a teacher. I don’t have professional experience in that or a degree in that, and it’s basically impossible to keep them on track and also work.”

So she was immensely relieved to learn the nonprofit Helen Woodward Animal Center, where

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Free events and services to watch online while self-quarantining

As novel coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, millions of Americans are spending more time at home.

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But whether you’re doing so because of a job loss, working from home situation or otherwise taking part in the mass effort to stay safe, chances are you’ve been bored once or twice while living under quarantine.

Thankfully, some very talented people have been creating extra-special performances and experiences that you can enjoy to help you cope with the new normal and that don’t break any social distancing rules. Additionally, some services are extending their

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